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Irvine Police Chief Maggard Retires


City Manager Sean Joyce announced today the retirement of Irvine Police Department (IPD) Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. after 13 years of distinguished service to the Irvine community.   Chief Maggard has served as IPD Chief of Police for 12 years and Deputy Chief for one year. During Chief Maggard’s tenure, the City of Irvine was…

Third Time is a Charm; Joint Audit Committee will Audit the Great Park Audit


Irvine’s Republican Council majority likes to talk about transparency in government but that only applies when looking into policies enacted by the former Democratic Council majority.  When it comes to transparency on their own actions for how the Great Park investigation was conducted, they’ve done everything possible to prevent the same sort of scrutiny. So…

Rep. Linda Sanchez rips Republicans on Immigration in the Washington Post

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-California)

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez does a brilliant job of taking the GOP Presidential candidates apart on their positions on immigration reform in today’s Washington Post.  We’re republishing it here. When it comes to the politics of immigration, the GOP’s candidates are sinvergüenzas — shameless WASHINGTON POST // REP. LINDA SANCHEZ, CHAIRWOMAN OF CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS   As…

The IRS has no form 990s from CATER

Letter from IRS stating no form 990 on file for CATER

CATER (Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility), which identifies itself as a 501(c)(4) public benefit non-profit organization focused on transparency and accountability in government, has either not filed a form 990 from September 2013 through the end of July 2015 or has asked the IRS for an extension in filing which the IRS has not…